Jaroslav Halak G NYI 8 Hrs
Halak stopped 28 of 31 shots Thursday in a 4-3 win over Nashville.
A 31-second lapse in the third period during which the Preds scored two goals on Halak injured his final stat line, but it's still yet another win -- his 34th in 48 starts on the year. Halak should continue to see regular work in the season's final month-plus, though recent addition Michal Neuvirth provides the Isles with a reliable backup option that'll allow them to rest the veteran starter down the stretch.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 18 Hrs
Halak will be in the crease for Thursday's game against the Predators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Halak might be starting to feel some more pressure on his job security after the Isles acquired Michal Neuvirth from Buffalo at Monday's deadline, but he'll still enter the net for the second straight game since the trade. Though his season ratios (2.47 GAA, .911 save percentage) aren't spectacular, Halak has ridden a productive supporting cast to a 33-13-1 record. Only two goalies have recorded more wins than him in 2014-15, with one of them being the Preds' Pekka Rinne, who he is expected to square off against Thursday. The Predators rank second in the NHL with 89 points, but the team is in the midst of its worst slump of the season, losing four straight games entering Thursday's tilt.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days
Halak lost in overtime for the first time all year Tuesday, giving up three goals on 35 shots against the Stars.
It wasn't a bad effort by any means by Halak, who had made 46 starts without losing in overtime before Cody Eakin beat him at the 2:18 mark of the extra frame. Ten of those 46 games had gone to OT or require a shootout, and he'd won all of them. Nonetheless, Halak has been generally reliable all year, particularly in the wins category, and that should persist down the stretch.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 3 Days
Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Stars.
While Halak's position as the Islanders' top goalie is secure, the team's addition of Michal Neuvirth at the trade deadline represents an upgrade at the position and gives the team a reliable option to spell Halak down the stretch run.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 6 Days
Halak made 26 saves on 27 shots in Friday's win over the Flames.
Halak now owns an impressive 33-13-0 record on the season with a .911 save percentage and 2.46 GAA. While his rate stats could use some improvement, Halak's ability to win almost every game makes him one of the best fantasy options around.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 7 Days
Halak will start Friday's game against the Flames, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.
Halak and Chad Johnson have alternated games over the last week-and-a-half, but it seems the schedule is at least partly to blame. While it's too early to consider this a timeshare, Halak could certainly use a nice outing Friday night.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 11 Days
Halak gave up three goals on 23 shots in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.
It was the second loss in three games for Halak, who has given up 14 goals in his last four appearances. While he's had a few lackluster outings of late, don't panic, as Halak still owns an impressive 32-13-0 record on the season. If you're looking for strong win totals and decent rate stats, Halak is your man.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 12 Days
Halak will start in goal Sunday against the Canucks.Halak stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in his last outing Thursday against the Predator en route to his 32nd win of the season. He got the day off Saturday for the first of back-to-back games, but will sit in the crease against the Canucks on Sunday.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 14 Days
Halak made 30 saves on 32 shots in a 5-2 win over the Predators on Thursday.The Isles achieved the unlikely feat of getting to Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne five times, and Halak showed his gratitude by holding down his end of the bargain. After getting tagged for six goals Monday against the Rangers, he's popped right back into the win column for the sixth time in his last seven starts.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days
Halak will start Thursday's game against the Predators.Halak returns to the Isles' net after giving way to Chad Johnson in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. In his last start, Halak allowed six goals to the Rangers on Monday, but prior to that he had reeled off five straight wins, while allowing 11 goals in that span.